September 3, 2015

Elyria
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Bulls-eye: Cavs take 3-2 series lead back to Chicago

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (4) hugs Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) late in the second half against the Chicago Bulls during Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 106-101. AP

CLEVELAND — In an Eastern Conference semifinal series filled with offensive runs and close finishes, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls provided another gem Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs fell behind early, then ran out to a huge lead before withstanding a late Bulls rally to come away with a 106-101 victory. Read More…

Kick it in gear: Cavaliers get fired up after tussle with Bulls

CLEVELAND — Many things can provide a spark for a basketball team. A midcourt steal that ends with a rim-shaking dunk. A great cross-court pass that results in an open 3-pointer. A swift kick in the butt. Chicago forward Taj Gibson appeared to push Cleveland guard Matthew Dellavedova to the ground while they were chasing Read More…

Iman Shumpert comes out firing for shorthanded Cavaliers, scores 22 on career playoff-high 17 shots but it’s not enough

CLEVELAND — Iman Shumpert knew the Cleveland Cavaliers needed two things in their Eastern Conference semifinal series opener against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night — a shooter to replace suspended guard J.R. Smith and a third scoring option to replace injured forward Kevin Love. Shumpert did all he could to fill both roles. Making Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Induction ceremony celebrates the city

ELYRIA — The 2015 Elyria Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet served as a celebration of the city, its athletes and its reach. “What happens in Elyria, Ohio, really does matter,” Mayor Holly Brinda told the crowd at a sold-out Spitzer Center at Lorain County Community College on Saturday night. “We’ve heard it over and Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Elyria’s Jones twins excelled … together

Don Jones

Donald and Douglas Jones have been side by side their entire lives. The twin brothers starred together on the Elyria High football team, went to the same tiny college in Arkansas, joined the Air Force together and returned to Elyria to run a business for several decades. So it’s only fitting that the two are Read More…

Kevin Love has strong postseason debut despite slow start

CLEVELAND — Apparently Kevin Love wasn’t in the same rush as Kyrie Irving to prove that playoff experience wasn’t necessary to put together a solid postseason performance. While Irving scorched the nets from the opening tip to the final buzzer during the pair’s NBA postseason debut, Love missed his first five shots — finally sinking Read More…

OSU Spring Game: Elyria’s Chase Farris named starter at right tackle for fall

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer didn’t waste any time confirming Elyria High graduate Chase Farris had won a spot in the starting lineup. “We didn’t improve as a team … but we did individually get better,” Meyer said after the Gray team’s 17-14 win over the Scarlet team in the spring game. “Some Read More…

Ohio State Notes: Mixed results for QB Cardale Jones in spring game

COLUMBUS — A year ago Cardale Jones had a miserable spring game performance. Four months ago Jones played the best three games of his career in leading Ohio State to a national championship. The junior quarterback was somewhere in between Saturday, yet still did enough to help his Gray squad come away with a 17-14 Read More…

High school wrestling: Lorain’s Isaiah Margheim an All-American after taking fourth at senior nationals

Isaiah Margheim

Lorain senior Isaiah Margheim wasn’t satisfied finishing third at the Division I state tournament earlier this month, so the Titans 195-pounder went out and earned All-America status at last weekend’s 26th annual National High School Coaches Association senior nationals in Virginia Beach, Va. “It was exciting, it was fun,” said Margheim during a phone interview Read More…

North Ridgeville’s McCall commits to Ohio State

Ohio State has three top-tier quarterbacks on its roster and everyone is wondering who is going to be in charge of the Buckeyes’ passing game next season. It appears the same questions are going to soon pop up about Ohio State’s rushing attack. North Ridgeville junior Demario McCall announced his oral commitment to the Buckeyes Read More…